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Eric Kelly

Eric Kelly - Event Director

Eric played HS basketball at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago, IL where he was a 3 time all conference performer and conference player of the year as a senior. He went on to play college basketball at Beloit College in Beloit, WI. Eric has been coaching basketball since 2005 and is currently a head varsity basketball coach in the Chicago area.

Darnell Clay

Darnell Clay - Event Director

Darnell is an Army Veteran from North Chicago Illinois who has a deep love for sports. He possesses his Masters of Science in Sport Management and has acquired a vast wealth of knowledge within the sports industry. Darnell has worked for ESPN along with playing an integral role in launching the National Lacrosse Association. He’s been a football scout with Prep RedZone for the past 3 years and is excited to expand his role with Prep Network as a Basketball Tournament Director. His favorite sports teams are the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears.


  • Romeoville Athletic & Event Center

    Ages: 15U-17U

    55 Phelps Ave, Romeoville, IL 60446

  • Wintrust Sports Complex

    Ages: 15U-17U

    5499 W 65th St, Bedford Park, IL 60638, USA

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